Name: Amanda C.
Where are you from? Is there any aspect to where you’re from that inspires how you dress? I’m from Portland, Oregon. I believe where I grew up influenced a lot of my clothing decisions. Portland is a city known for being trendy and very 90s and a lot of the fashion reflects that. For example, I can’t think of a single person at my high school who didn’t own a pair of clogs.
Do you enjoy putting outfits together or take pride in the style you wear? I do! I take pride in the confidence I feel when I’m wearing something cute. I don’t necessarily enjoy putting outfits together, but I enjoy the feeling I get when I put a little extra effort into the way I look.
When asked about her eye-catching necklace, Amanda mentioned, “My mom got it for me from Brazil! I think it’s a tourmaline crystal.”
How would you describe your aesthetic? Anything I don’t have to wear a bra for.
If there was a song or painting or artist that described your beauty, what song or painting or artist would that be? Early Britney Spears is a look I would like to achieve. Hit Me Baby One More Time, Oops I Did It Again, Toxic – all prime.
Do you have a favorite store or favorite article of clothing? Goodwill is my favorite store! The prices are amazing, you can find such a variety of things. Especially the Goodwill bins, they weigh your clothes by the pound so you can pay about 25 cents for a skirt. Like the one I am wearing in the pictures, I got from the bins!
If you were a cartoon character, what would be your one outfit throughout the whole series? Black knee-highs with a denim skirt or a black dress with black knee-highs. I would be the grownups in the Powerpuff Girls where you can only see the bottom half so my black knee-highs would be on display.
Your clogs are a timeless choice! What attracts you to wearing them? They are just so comfy and they go with so many things! I even wore them to winter formal senior year.
Do you think there’s a definition to fashion? How would you define it? I think fashion can be described in the way in which people express themselves. Clothes make a statement to others or to yourself and that statement can lead to a definition, but I don’t believe there is one universal definition for fashion.
The sun came out during this nearly 35º day and Amanda was basking in it, showing off her style. This shoot could’ve been in a fall/winter lookbook… or for a modeling company.
Do you think the University of Oregon embodies unique style? I love the fashion I see walking through campus each day. Everyday I see someone wearing something that I would love to have for myself. Nothing I see people wear is unique to me, but the way they wear it is unique.
Have you changed up your style since being in college? I don’t think my style has changed since going to college, but my attitude towards clothes and the way I wear clothes have definitely changed. I actually put more thought into the clothes I wear every day and am more confident in what I wear, but my overall style of the clothes I choose to wear is similar to what I would wear or like before college.
Do you have any concluding remarks? I have a Lauryn Hill quote – “What was freely given to me, I freely give.”
Words and photos by Miranda Sarah Einy, @MIRANDWA